Airport Manager Mike Mathews declined to name the pilot but said he was doing some “touch and gos” — a maneuver where a pi-
lot lands the plane and takes off again without stopping — and on the final landing the landing gear failed.
The propeller was damaged, he said.
“I don’t know if it’s mechanical or if he forgot to put (the gear) down,” Mathews said. “He walked away from it.”
The plane is registered to Charles Green of Armuchee, but it is not known if he was the one flying the plane.
Matthews did say the pilot had a hangar at the airport for about 30 years.
A report was filed with the Federal Aviation Administration, Matthews said.
No report was listed on the FAA’s website by late Friday evening.